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I'm close to scheduling my exam and trying to decide if I should take the exam from home. I have all the necessary equipment and a good space but I was wondering if anyone would advice against it for whatever reason. Also, I wasn't able to get information about how the scheduling works. Can you pick any day of the week to take an exam from home? What days/times are they usually scheduled for? How far in advance do you need to schedule?
 
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You can't take a bathroom break, can't be seen mumbling or talking to yourself, can't eat, and can't use a pen/paper to write. These are the top reasons why some people prefer to take the exam at the center instead of at home.

Scheduling is online and slot avalability depends on how busy they are on that particular day/time. Usually people are able to schedule a slot for the next day or a day after. Just try scheduling it and you will know.

You might want to check out this at home exam experience for more details.
 
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Basically, your face must be fully open and visible to the camera during the whole exam: you may not scratch your head, cover your mouth with your hand -- you will get a warning from the proctor.
 
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Mikalai Zaikin wrote:Basically, your face must be fully open and visible to the camera during the whole exam: you may not scratch your head, cover your mouth with your hand -- you will get a warning from the proctor.


I'm surprised there are no legal issues with such requirements. It could be simply a nervous teak or more serious illness, which couldn't be controlled by the person. Despite all that - sounds like a bad option anyway.
 
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With Oracle any requirement can be legal 8-)
I personally get this warning when took 1Z0-817 proctored exam.
 
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Pt Thomas wrote:I'm close to scheduling my exam and trying to decide if I should take the exam from home. I have all the necessary equipment and a good space but I was wondering if anyone would advice against it for whatever reason. Also, I wasn't able to get information about how the scheduling works. Can you pick any day of the week to take an exam from home? What days/times are they usually scheduled for? How far in advance do you need to schedule?


I`m against taking the exam online , because they are tighter restrictions for instance you have no privileges' of using the whiteboard for small calculations and your face should be straight  up facing the webcam which i find  personally to be uncomfortable.
 
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I chose to take the 819 from the exam center because:
  • My apartment is one room. Getting everything out of view is really hard!
  • I get dizzy staring at the computer for long periods of time. In the exam center, I can (and do) look away for 30 seconds roughly every 5 minutes
  • I like writing a lot on the whiteboard
  • I subvocalize/move my lists during an exam to think better
  • I live walking distance from the exam center


  • The last one is important. If the exam center is an hours long trek, I can see putting up with the "at home" restrictions.
     
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